Take the Teen Driver Challenge 

Presented by The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office & The Florida Sheriff's Association Teen Driver Challenge Logo

Traffic crashes occur every 12 seconds in the United States. Vehicle crashes are the number ONE cause of death among young adults.

Are you a licensed "Teen Driver," ages 16–19, who would like to learn more about safe driving and live in Duval County? Do you have access to a safe and insured vehicle you can use while taking this class? 

If so, you meet the requirements to take the Teen Driver Challenge, a two-day "hands-on" education program held at the Northeast Florida Criminal Justice Training and Education Center. Participate in this class and you will be more prepared to drive safely. It is recommended that each driver have at least 20 hours of actually driving experience before attending the course. The class is not designed to train a teen driver on how to drive; but how to drive better.

Instructor Teaching the Student DriverDAY ONE: The Classroom

Students  participate in a four-hour session that will cover the following topics:

  • Teen Crash Facts
  • Knowing Your Vehicle
  • Use Common "Senses" When Driving
  • Belt Yourself, It Won't Hurt
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Safe Driving Can be Habit Forming
  • Alcohol, the $8000 Drink
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Driving Exercises

DAY TWO: The Driving Range

Students participate in an eight-hour driving class at the Northeast Florida Criminal Justice Training and Education Center Driving Range. Each student will practice the following exercises to develop defensive driving skills:

  • Figure 8 Car on the Driving Course
  • Threshold Breaking
  • Forward Serpentine
  • Reverse Serpentine
  • Cornering 
  • Off Road Recovery 

All classes are held at the
Northeast Florida Criminal Justice
Training and Education Center
4715 Capper Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Dates/Times: (Rain or Shine)

  • Friday, May 13, 2016 - 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Class space is limited. Application deadline is Friday, April 29, 2016.

Registration Information:

  • Registration is a two-step process: 
  • Items you will need to complete your registration:
    • $50 deposit (cash or check) refunded after successful completion of the two-day class
    • Valid Class E Drivers License
    • Registration of the vehicle you will be using during the class - Sport Utility Vehicles are NOT recommended
    • Proof of insurance
    • Complete and have notarized the three forms below
      • Parental Permission Form and Release of all Claims (will be e-mailed)
      • Student Statement of Voluntary Participation and Release of all Claims (will be e-mailed)
      • Vehicle Owners Statement of Permission and Release of all Claims (will be e-mailed)

State Farm Insurance Logo
The Teen Driver Challenge is sponsored by the Florida Sheriff's Association with grant funding from the State Farm Insurance.